Moral Responsibility and Wholeheartedness: A Source of Cohesion in Javanese Society

Basir S, Maretha Ika Prajawati

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In social life, humans cannot be separated from social interactions with others. This is based on the fact that humans are social creatures, which in their lives cannot live alone but need help from others. This makes people need help and assistance in solving problems in their lives. In Javanese culture, collaboration that is carried out collectively is known as soyo. Soyo is carried out as an effort to be able to lighten work and is evidence of harmonious life in a community. This study examines the soyo phenomenon from a social and cultural perspective. The findings show that social learning is important in the continuation of the soyo tradition and that moral responsibility and wholeheartedness are essential features of engagement in the practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-27
JournalCosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2021


  • Moral Responsibility
  • Wholeheartedness
  • Soyo
  • Social Capital
  • Social Learning


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